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Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his…

NPR coverage of Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard.

If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.  - Friedrich August von Hayek

A Hayek's Road to Serfdom is passionate warning about the dangers of state control of production and a must read!

Margaret Thatcher is the towering political figure of late-twentieth-century Great Britain. No other prime minister in modern times sought to change the British nation and its place in the world as ra

Margaret Thatcher is the towering political figure of late-twentieth-century Great Britain. No other prime minister in modern times sought to change the British nation and its place in the world as ra

Desert Queen by Janet Wallach; Biography of Gertrude Bell "Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawerence of Arabia"

The Paperback of the Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell:Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia by Janet Wallach at

Hard to describe but excellent

Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese - a great sweeping, dramatic novel of Indian brothers growing up in Ethiopia. Loved it!

One of my favorite non-fiction books of all time. So well-written, such a compelling story.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. This is a page turner and we owe so much to Rebecca Skloot and the Lacks family.

West With The Night - Beryl Markham One of my all time FAVORITE books. I believe it was Hemingway who said she put other authors to shame

West with the Night by Markham Beryl. West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham - aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty - and her life in the Kenya of the and

Seveneves  - annihilation on earth, five thousand years in space and a return to earth

Seveneves - annihilation on earth, five thousand years in space and a return to earth

The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier, by Scott Zesch (2004). "With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, [the author] paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity." (Website)

The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier, by Scott Zesch "With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, [the author] paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

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